@HPCpodcast: The State of Quantum with DOE’s Dr. Travis Humble

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In this episode of the @HPCpodcast, we discuss the state of quantum information science with special guest Dr. Travis Humble, a global authority on the subject.

Director of the Quantum Science Center, a partnership funded by Department of Energy comprised of leading academic institutions, national labs and corporations, Dr. Humble also is a Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and director of the lab’s Quantum Computing Institute.

Dr. Humble is editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing, Associate Editor for Quantum Information Processing, and co-chair of the IEEE Quantum Initiative. He also holds a joint faculty appointment with the University of Tennessee Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.

In this conversation, Dr. Humble discusses how quantum computing works, how far along toward commercial viability the technology is, how to sort through the various quantum modalities under development, quantum’s relationship with AI, the key quantum technical challenges that need to be overcome and how and where quantum is likely to be implemented.

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